Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas are one of the most well known Spanish tapas recipes, and for good reason. They are inexpensive, super simple, and very delicious. Potatoes parboiled, then cooked in lots of extra-virgin olive oil until slightly crispy and fully infused with rich olive flavor, then dressed with a spicy mayonnaise sauce. Serve these warm or […]

Crostini

Crostini

Crostini is Italian for “little toasts” and it’s exactly what that sounds like (crostino is the singular of the word). Thin slices of a baguette or other narrow loaf, lightly oiled and then oven-toasted until crisp. Think of a fancy Melba toast. Crostini can be topped with any combination of delectable treats you can think […]

Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños

Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños

Stuffed jalapeños this way are incredibly, stupidly easy and delicious. No cooking the meat first, no cooking anything first, just mix up some pork with some salsa and other stuff, cram it in a hollowed out jalapeño and bake. So easy a horse on ketamine could do it and horses don’t even have thumbs! Come […]

Egg Roll Recipe

Egg Roll Recipe

From what I gathered on the internet, the egg rolls you find at Chinese restaurants are evolved from the more delicate spring rolls actually found in China. Spring rolls are so called because they are served in the spring time, and at Chinese New Year. Egg rolls are so called because the wrappers (or “skins”) […]

Raw Hummus

raw hummus recipe

As mentioned, I’ve been sprouting seeds lately. In my travels around the world while sitting in darkened office poking at a keypad and staring at the compooter, I came across the idea of sprouting beans. Maybe it makes them more digestible, they say. If you adhere to a raw diet, it’s definitely the only way […]

Sicilian Fried Dough Balls – Christmas in Italy

Sicilian Fried Dough Balls – Christmas in Italy

Part eight in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Italy, focus on: DOUGH BALLS! Big thank you to my friend Mel for joining me on the show again to share her family tradition! Yay! Fried dough balls! A simple bread dough; little bites of it filled with cheese or pepperoni or anchovies, then […]

Buñuelos Navideños – Colombian Christmas Buñuelos

Buñuelos Navideños – Colombian Christmas Buñuelos

Part five in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Colombia, focus on: BUñUELOS! Muchas gracias a Cristina for this recipe and others that she has shared with me. ¡Abrazos! Colombian buñuelos Navideños are quite different from any buñuelos I’d seen before. These buñuelos are more akin to Brazilian pan de queso than they […]

Jalapeño Deviled Eggs

Video thumbnail for youtube video Jalapeño Deviled Eggs - Hilah Cooking

Deviled eggs are one of my favorite party snacks to make. People make fun of them a little bit — they have a reputation for being old-fashioned  or giving you farts and egg-breath — and perhaps there’s a nugget of truth there, but good lord, deviled eggs are delicioso! Deviled eggs in their basest form […]

Chimichanga!

Chimichanga!

Chimichanga! It’s so fun to say! I had a request for a chimichanga video from my buddy Larry. That same week, I had TWO requests for “unhealthy vegetarian food” — a descriptive that makes me smile. A chimichanga is pretty unhealthy, on account of the frying, and the cheese, and also the frying. So I […]